Diving Plongeon Canada Joins Abuse-Free Sport
March 15, 2023 (Ottawa) – Diving Plongeon Canada (DPC) has officially joined Abuse-Free Sport through the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.
As a result, designated OSIC participants – including national senior and junior team athletes, national team coaches, Integrated Support Team members, national officials as well as DPC staff and board members – have now been fully onboarded and are subject to the UCCMS and OSIC policies and processes.
“Diving Plongeon Canada recognizes that safe sport is everyone’s responsibility and by officially signing on with Abuse-Free Sport, the OSIC will manage any arising safe sport complaints for this group of participants moving forward. This is an important program that will help us to continue to prioritize safe, respectful, and healthy environments for our athletes, coaches, officials and staff,” said Penny Joyce, Chief Operating Officer of Diving Plongeon Canada.
In its ongoing efforts to maintain effective safe sport standards and processes, DPC has released updated versions of its Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy, its Discipline and Complaints Policy, as well as the association’s Abuse Policy, Social Media Policy, Reciprocation Policy and Whistleblower Policy which are now in effect. The Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) has also been adopted as a standalone policy.
There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program here and on the OSIC here.
About Diving Plongeon Canada
Diving Plongeon Canada (DPC) was established in 1967 as a not-for-profit organization to promote the growth and awareness of the sport in this country. As a member of FINA, the world’s governing body of aquatic sports, DPC contributes to the development of globally accepted standards of excellence in diving and supports the rules and regulations of international competition. DPC shares a national commitment to advance the art and sport of diving and to position Canada as the number one diving nation of the world. For information, visit www.diving.ca.
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